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say infamy is a better word. >> most officials in any sport trying to be anonymous. this morning, jim axelrod is about to change all that. good morning. >> good morning. in all, there were 135 replacement officials hired by the nfl, all with years of experience at the college and high school level. now, we sat down with jerry hughes, who like all the others, had jumped at the chance to live his referee's dream. finally, everything's back to normal. the regular referees are on the field. the distractions of replacement refs are gone. and everyone seems happy. well, almost everyone. >> a little sad right now. >> reporter: not jerry hughes. one of those replacement refs who have now themselves been replaced. >> one more week, if for no other reason, to say goodbye to the crew. >> you got close with these guys? >> we were close. >> close, perhaps, in the way that soldiers share a fox hole are close. because for these replacement refs, it seems like everyone was against them. >> the one day you're working at the foot locker, the next day you're in the n.l. >> reporter: you all became sort
in home runs, batting average and runs batted in. jim axelrod has been following this once-in-a-generation event. >> good morning, norah. that may be underselling it. this hasn't been done in 45 years. miguel cabrera is now taking his place alongside some of the greatest names in baseball history. >> getting ready to hit third in this inning. >> he could have sat out the last game since he already had the triple crown. but 29-year-old miguel cabrera chose to play anyway last night. >> and a standing ovation. >> and soaked in the fans' appreciation for his rare achievement. even in kansas city, they were cheering. just 16 years old when the venezuelan was signed by a major league franchise, cabrera earned his place in the history books with 44 home runs, 139 rbis and a batting average of .330. all tops in the american league. >> feels good. it's an unbelievable feeling right now. >> he joins a who's who of baseball greats including triple crown winners ted williams, lou gehrig and mickey mantle. maybe more impressive is the list of those who didn't do it. >> not just that mi
and we'll hear from him at the top of the hour. jim axelrod has the story of one team's return to postseason play. jim, good morning. >> good morning, nora. the a's are back in the bay area to take on the detroit tigers. the a's are down 2-0 in this best-of-five playoff series. but they've already beat some long odds to be in the postseason at all. they are the poorest team in major league baseball. with a roster stocked with rookies and low-paid veterans pulled off the junk heap. the oakland a's were pegged to finish last in their division. instead -- >> ball game! >> reporter: -- they finished first. >> most people, i think, now we'd lose 100, maybe 110. so this has been satisfying. >> reporter: if what general manager billy beanehas done sounds like a hollywood story, it already was. >> the problem we're trying to solve is that there are rich teams and there are poor teams. then there's 50 feet of crap. and then there's us. >> reporter: brad pitt played beane in "moneyball." based on a best-selling book, it's a tale of a gm with a small budget for salaries, outthinking every
romney was in as well at bain capital. >> that's correct. >> it's become a subject of critic jim from the obama campaign with respect to what he did and whether he created jobs or not. should bain capital be an issue in this cain? -- campaign? >> everything is subject to be criticized in a campaign. the private equity has helped revolutionize business around the world. private equity is designed to make companies more efficient. it has an effect of make being jobs be created and that's not the principal purpose but very often we save jobs. one of the most important things is we make good returns that go to public pension funds. private equity has bean great thing for american business and the envy of the world. >> there's tissue of carried interest. >> that's correct. >> which puts you at a lower interest rate than some think you should be. taxed at a capital gains rate rather than ordinary income rate. do you think that's fair? >> in the context of comprehensive tax reform everything should be looked at. we have to recognize we have a $1 trillion annual deficit. unless we deal with w
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